National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)

Movie Summary

Disaster-prone dad discovers just how dangerous the Christmas season really is, as the Griswolds’ old-fashioned holiday celebration turns out to be more “Bah! Humbug!” than Christmas cheer.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation originally opened in theaters December 1, 1989.

Where can I watch National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation online?

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation is available to stream from the following providers:

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Is National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation available to buy on DVD?


Buy on DVD

When will National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation air on TV in 2024?

Not airing this week

This movie normally airs throughout the holiday season on AMC. For a complete schedule of dates and times, view the AMC Best Christmas Ever schedule.

Year Released


Cast Includes

Chevy Chase (Clark), Beverly D’Angelo (Ellen), Juliette Lewis (Audrey), Doris Roberts (Francis), Randy Quaid (Cousin Eddie), Johnny Galecki (Rusty), John Randolph (Clark Sr.), Diane Ladd (Nora), E.G. Marshall (Art), Mae Questel (Bethany)

Rate Movie:

4/5 - (27 votes)

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Movie Trailer

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2 thoughts on “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)

  • December 25, 2017 at 11:25 AM

    I have the same issues. I’m staying with my friend for Christmas and its only on Amazon and they haven’t set it up yet, so my friend has bought it on eBay, but we won’t get it for Christmas, so its not the same. Love this film. It’s so funny .

  • December 2, 2014 at 8:25 PM

    I have never seen this. My dad says it is really funny and I would like to see it but the problem is it never really comes on at the time I need it to to be able to watch it. It either comes on to late or to early and I have to go to my school. I would like for it to come on at 7:00 at night. Thanks if you can make that happen

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